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Austin’s Museum of the Weird: Honoring the Dime Museums of the Past

Austin’s Museum of the Weird: Honoring the Dime Museums of the Past

June 20, 2011 No Comments With the official slogan, “Keep Austin Weird,” Austin, Texas is filled with a strong, independent pride. The center of the live music scene and a popular location for street festivals, the 6th Street Historic District is a pedestrian-friendly strip filled with bars, restaurants and shops of every description. It is also a natural home for ...

 

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Top 10 Family Beach Resorts on the Southeast Coast

Top 10 Family Beach Resorts on the Southeast Coast

June 14, 2011 No Comments The beautiful Southeast Coast of the United States has a fantastic array of beach resorts. 10 top resorts are listed here (alphabetically), each possessing the local charm of its region, making these exclusive resorts a haven of relaxation and excitement for the whole family. North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and Florida are included in this ...

 

New Orleans Museum District: Louisiana Civil War Museum and Ogden Museum

New Orleans Museum District: Louisiana Civil War Museum and Ogden Museum

June 11, 2011 No Comments The New Orleans Museum District has undergone extensive revitalization in recent years, after sinking into neglect toward the end of the 20th century. Well-connected to the rest of the city via the St. Charles streetcar line, the area now contains entirely refurbished loft apartments and interesting restaurants. But the museums remain the central attractions. Anchored ...

 

Space History Comes to Life: Johnson Space Center

Space History Comes to Life: Johnson Space Center

June 10, 2011 No Comments Dad and I are both enormous space history buffs. He grew up during the space program’s infancy, and the launches were easy to see from his Central Florida home. I was a small child during the early shuttle program and particularly loved night launches, despite the fact that they apparently couldn’t compare to Apollo night ...

 

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Off the Beaten Path in New Orleans: Smaller French Quarter Attractions

Off the Beaten Path in New Orleans: Smaller French Quarter Attractions

June 10, 2011 No Comments It would be easy to spend an entire vacation in New Orleans’ French Quarter just shopping, eating and catching the street performers. Bigger attractions like the Audubon Aquarium and Insectarium might grab your attention, or you might wander to the outskirts of the Quarter to visit St. Louis Cemetery Number One. However, no trip to ...

 

Touring Jackson Square New Orleans

Touring Jackson Square New Orleans

June 9, 2011 No Comments Jackson Square is the heart of New Orleans’ French Quarter in Louisiana. Overlooking the Mississippi River, Jackson Square has been a free speech zone and hub of activity since the city’s earliest days. Today the Square is filled nearly 24 hours a day with a mix of tarot readers, visual artists, mimes, musicians, tourists and ...

 

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5 Top National Parks for Families

5 Top National Parks for Families

June 2, 2011 No Comments National Parks have delighted families for generations with their natural beauty. Offering so much to see and do, these parks are a wonderful venue for families to bond, learn and grow together in the splendor of nature itself. The parks below (listed alphabetically) are 5 of the best national parks in the United States, and ...

 

The Suite Green Life: 	Bellasera Resort – Naples, Florida

The Suite Green Life: Bellasera Resort – Naples, Florida

May 27, 2011 1 Comment Like many travelers before us, the siren song of south western Florida’s blue skies, warm ocean, and soft sandy beaches lured us to the Gulf Coast. We were touring Florida, but as a stand alone vacation destination, Naples and the beautiful Bellasera Resort condominium hotel can’t be beat. In fact, after enjoying a grand tour ...

 

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Top 10 Best Waterparks in the United States

Top 10 Best Waterparks in the United States

May 25, 2011 No Comments Nothing brings out waterpark enthusiasts like a hot summer day.  Selecting a waterpark adventure can be a dizzying experience with so many choices throughout the world.   The list below comprises 10 of the best waterparks in the United States (listed alphabetically).  Each is highly rated and uniquely designed, featuring a wide variety of family-friendly attractions, conveniences, amenities and overall ...

 

A Favorite with School Groups: New Orleans Museum of Art

A Favorite with School Groups: New Orleans Museum of Art

May 21, 2011 No Comments Founded as the Delgado Museum of Art in 1911, the New Orleans Museum of Art is one of several attractions in New Orleans’ City Park. Although the park took heavy damage in 2005’s Hurricane Katrina, the elevated museum suffered only basement flooding and most of the collection was undamaged. The museum features over 40,000 pieces ...

 

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